I love social media. I’m mean, let’s face it: I’m a social networking whore. Practically anything that shows up with even the slightest bit of home of being a viable social network tool gets me as a user with the name “TomCroom”.
Being a film nerd and collector of “cool stuff” – I fell in love with GetGlue pretty quickly. It was a clever social network concept: reward users for using their network to keep them active. In the case of GetGlue it was these awesome little round stickers.
Yesterday, though, I got this email:
Their “clever” replacement to the sticker program? ANIMATED GIFS!
How cool is THAT??? I can totally put those bad boys on my Geocities or Myspace page and be the envy of all my friends who check out my website from their dial-up Internet connection. WELCOME BACK TO 1998!!! </sarcasm>
The website’s name is Get Glue. GLUE. As in stickers. No stickers = no glue. (Unless they plan to start an incentive program with Elmer’s, but who knows?) Stickers are a physical manifestation of something fun and creative people come up with creative things to do with their favorite stickers. I’ve seen some amazing things in the Artist Alley section of a number of fan conventions and many of my friends have done some creative things with theirs. It’s hard to not walk in geek circles and see someone with a laptop or tablet COVERED in GetGlue stickers.
Here’s how we’ve been using our stickers in the Croom house:
Alas, no more glue… and no more interest in staying involved.
Good-bye Get Glue. Let me know if you ever get the actual glue back – and then I’ll stick around again.